Help us protect Louisiana's children. Report Child Abuse & Neglect: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Beryl Outage Affects Hotline

We are experiencing technical difficulties, and our Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is currently down. Your concern and the safety of children are very important to us. The alternate hotline number for reporting child abuse or neglect is 206-792-7510. If this is a life-threatening emergency, contact your local law enforcement agency. Mandatory reporters are asked to enter reports of abuse and/or neglect through the mandatory reporter portal at www.dcfs.la.gov/MandatedReporterPortal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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DCFS By The Numbers

For May 2024

SNAP
(FOOD STAMPS)

414,647

Households

CHILD
SUPPORT

$37,151,116

Collected

CHILD ABUSE
CASES

1,793

Investigations

FOSTER
CHILDREN

4,416

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